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"Axxxxxx in Amerika
XXX August 1854"
Below that my great grandmother wrote
"This book belonged to my great grandmother Metzgar.
412 Vine St.
Emporium, PA 15834
Please return it to address"
The bible has no writing but has a small triangular piece of brown taffeta fabric inside and a piece of an encampment certificate:
"Emporium Encampment, No. 288 I.O.O.F
of the State of Pennsylvania
was regularly received into this encampment on the
Geaf (?) LaBar C.P.
H.G. Ault R. Scribe"
Parallel Bible, weighs more than 14 pounds!
Mabel Arenia Halderman was born May 1, 1885
Joseph Lee Halderman was born Sep 3, 1887
Mac Halderman was born Nov 10, 1889
Mirtle Grace Halderman was born June 3, 1895
Mac Halderman died June 28, 1905
Joseph Lee Halderman died Feb. 9, 1935
Frank Halderman died July 4, 1938
Mabel Irene Halderman died October 4, 1967
John O. Hemphill died Sept. 11, 1961Grace Halderman Bell died Feb. 21, 1961
Frank Halderman and Louise Malone was married Nov. 19, 1888
Mabel Irene Halderman and John Orvis Hemphill were married March 21, 1906
(Some of the writing was hard to read and there were obvious mis-spelling that were included in this text)
Written on inside:
Nov 20, 05
Grandma Weiss Geo. P Markert (Dad)
Fred Frank Sophia
Dorothea- Mother Dorothy
Kathyrin John Elizabeth
Edna May Gertrude Margaret June 1, 1960
There are a lot of names and dates...all written in german.
An old Swedish Bible
It is very big and heavy!
Some of the contents of the bible: